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Dec 2, 2020

Every Woman Has a Runner Within – Black Girls RUN! + A.R.C. Launches 8 Week Training Program

Black Girls RUN! is excited to announce that we have received an Athleta Wellness for All Grant for $5,000. With this grant, we will be partnering with A.R.C. (Active, Resolute, Connected) to provide an 8 week training program for 30 women.

About A.R.C.
We believe in running. We believe in the strength of the women’s running community. Running not only empowers us, but has countless physical and mental benefits. Black Girls Run and A.R.C. (Active, Resolute, Connected) are partnering to bring more women to running and to support them on their running journey.

Some women feel they aren’t a runner or don’t belong in the running community. Some have never had access to formal coaching/tools to help take them to the next level. Others start running and get stuck due to pain symptoms or other difficulties. ARC helps women break through these barriers.

ARC provides four key components to help promote success. Online, individualized running coaching can help improve performance and provide structure. Virtual physical therapy can prevent /treat injuries and pain symptoms to help participants stay strong, committed, and pain free. Mentorship by a female athlete will help participants stay motivated (mentors range from Olympians to recreational runners). Mindfulness coaching helps participants set goals, stay present, and embrace grit/positivity.

Together we will work to create a future in which all women can be warmly embraced in the running community and enjoy the amazing benefits running offers.

As part of this program, each participant will receive:
Running gear sponsored by Brooks
Electronic journal
Participant shirt
Access to (2) Master classes on injury prevention, strength training for runners and nutrition
Coach training
Mentor/Athlete trainer support

Click here for more information or to apply for ARC. The BGR! program application closes on December 11th and participants will be contacted by December 18th. Applications will close when new have hit the threshold. Applying does not guarantee you will be selected – participants are selected based on both merit and need.